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NEW! Angelica (Angelica archangelica)


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 Angelica (Angelica archangelica)  Perennial/Zones 4-9

Culture. Seeds are dormant and do not germinate readily. Need light to germinate successfully. In Autumn, sow in a lightweight sterilised soil mix. Do not cover, press firmly, and water. Place containers in garden digging them part way into soil. Cover with loose mulch.  Inspect monthly. Remove mulch hen germinations begins. When large enough to handle, transplant seedlings. Dormant seeds often fail to germinate in the first year, needing a second winter to overcome dormancy.

Indoors. Place seeded flat in fridge for 1 -12 months until germination begins.

 

 

Angelica has a long history of use in colds, congestion, and fevers. Angelica root is warming and stimulating to the lungs, helping to ease chest congestion.

 Angelica contains compounds that act much like calcium channel blockers, which are often prescribed for high blood pressure and heart health.

 Angelica acts as a bitter digestive aid that can help calm a nervous stomach and tension-related digestive disorders. The fruit, leaf, and root of angelica stimulate digestion, help dispel gas, and calm a nervous stomach.

Closely related to Dong Quai, Angelica is one of the most respected female tonics in traditional Chinese medicine. Angelica is a traditional birthing herb used to help bring on a delayed labor and to help expel the placenta following childbirth. Angelica relieves painful and cramping menstruation, (Dysmenorrhoea), and brings on delayed menstruation. Angelica is especially good when bloating or cramps are present.

Preparation Methods & Dosage :The entire plant is used, roots, stems, fruit and leaves, but the resinous root is the part used most often in herbal medicine. The fresh bruised, or dried roots can be taken as a decoction, are made into extracts, and are the source of the essential oil. A magnificent plant to grace your garden, the hollow stems can be candied as well. Angelica tea is warming to the soul and body bitter but not unpalatable